This is a little extra on Hov’s part. he can;t just tell them his name is Shawn? I don’t think that would stirred up too much of a storm. Like if I’m chilling at Starbucks and they call out “Shawn” I’m not even looking up. But if someone identified themselves as “X” I’m definitely going to check out the sketchball who had to be weird about things. According to the NY Post:
- If you’re in a Starbucks and the guy next to you identifies himself to the counterman as “X,” it’s probably Jay-Z. The mogul/musician was spotted in the branch on 49th and Madison, where he was overheard politely placing an order for a venti hot chocolate. A spy reports that when the barista asked his name — for it to be called out when his order was ready — Jay-Z replied “X,” adding, “I know, it’s not a name, it’s a letter, I know.” He then picked up his order at the end of the counter and stealthily slipped out unnoticed by the staff.